Moong dal tadka recipe - Restaurant style yellow dal tadka recipe

Moong dal tadka recipe - Restaurant style yellow dal tadka recipe

Moong dal is the lentil which cooks quickly then any other dal. When you wish to eat something light yet delicious food then try making moong dal.

Ingredients for yellow moong dal recipe

  •     Moong dal – ½ cup (100 grams)
  •     Ghee – 2 tbsp
  •     Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  •     Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  •     Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  •     Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
  •     Curry leaves – 6 to 7
  •     Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  •     Whole red chilly powder – 1
  •     Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  •     Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  •     Green chilly – 1 (finely chopped)
  •     Ginger paste – ½ tsp
  •     Salt – ¾ tsp or as per taste

How to make Dhuli Moong Ki Dal

Clean the dal thoroughly and wash with water. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. You can even make moong dal without soaking as this dal be prepared quickly.

You can make moong dal with two methods. First, cook dal in pressure cooker and then add tempering to it. Secondly, sauté the spices first in the pressure cooker and add dal to cook.

We are using the second method for making the dal. So, for this preheat a pressure cooker and then add some ghee into it. Allow the ghee to melt.

Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and chop finely.

When the ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and asafoetida into it. After sautéing cumin seeds, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, finely chopped green chilly. Also add turmeric powder and sauté for a while.

After sautéing the masala, add chopped tomatoes and sauté the masala until ghee starts separating from it. Add the moong dal in the masala and mix well. Saute for a minute or so while stirring constantly.

Now add 2 cup water in the dal, followed by salt and mix well. Close the pressure cooker with a lid and cook until it simmers once. After one simmer, turn off the flame and open the lid once the steam escapes (if you like the granulated dal, then let the steam escape a bit first). Dal is ready, add some green coriander in to it. Take out the dal in a bowl.

To make a separate tempering, take a small pan and add 1 tsp ghee into it. Heat it well and then add curry leaves, whole red chilly and red chilly powder. Turn off the flame and pour this tempering over the dal. Scrumptious moong dal is ready. You can serve this tantalizing moong dal with chapatti, rice or daliya and relish eating.


  •     You can even add garlic and onion in the dal as per your preference
  •     You can keep the consistency of dal thick or thin as desired.
  •     For 2 to 4 members
  •     Time – 20 minutes